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UT PGE Graduate Program No. 1 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UT PGE remains the No. 1 graduate program in petroleum engineering, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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Hildebrand Department Professor Appointed CPGE Director

The University of Texas at Austin Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (CPGE) appointed Hildebrand Department professor Matthew Balhoff to director. His appointment, which began on January 8, 2020, succeeds the center’s previous director Dr. Kishore Mohanty.

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The Fulbright Scholars

Moises Velasco Lozano and Eduardo Maldonado Cruz both grew up in rural regions in the southern part of Mexico near the Pacific Ocean. Not being known for its oil and gas production, the journey to petroleum engineering was unlikely for both Velasco and Maldonado particularly since they did not know each other until college. With a deep passion for learning and a drive to succeed as well as some chance encounters along the way, Velasco and Maldonado were led to each pursue a doctoral degree in petroleum engineering in the Hildebrand Department as prestigious Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholars.

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Energy Sustainability

In the five different scenarios presented in the 2019 BP Energy Outlook report, oil and gas account for at least half of the energy mix that will be used in 2040. With the continued global need for oil and gas, Drs. Mukul Sharma, Hugh Daigle and David DiCarlo believe it is critical to continue tackling and finding innovative solutions for current sustainability challenges in water, land, and air.

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Energy Excellence

With a proposed completion date in 2021, the Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT) will be a central hub for innovative energy-related education and research.

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